Our Play Team has lots of Playwork projects lined up for young people to keep them occupied during the half term break.
They’re all free to attend and there’s no need to book in advance.
They last 2 or 3 hours and are aimed mainly at children aged 5 to 15, however under 5’s can attend with an appropriate parent or carer.
Play is important for children. It helps their development both physically and emotionally, it keeps them fit, they learn problem solving skills and explore how things work. They develop social skills, learn to share and come to terms with different experiences, but most importantly it’s what children tell us they enjoy.
“Enjoy just playing and having fun”
Cllr Andrew Atkinson, Lead Member for Youth Services and Anti-Poverty, said: “We really want children to get out doors this half term and enjoy just playing and having fun. There are several organised playwork sessions but we also have lots of green spaces where children can just kick a ball, collect conkers, play tag or just generally have fun with their friends. Getting outside is also a lot healthier than staying on the couch with devices so let’s encourage our young people to get out and have fun this half term.
“Where are they taking place?”
Abenbury 11am to 1 pm Tuesday and Thursday at Pentre Maelor (play area).
Borras 11am to 1pm Thursday 31st October, On the green between Huntsman’s Corner and Lake View.
Cefn and Acrefair 11am to 1pm Monday and Wednesday at Plas Kynaston Park (next to the library) and Friday on the Acrefair School field.
Coedpoeth 2pm to 4pm Tuesday and Thursday at The Adwy Field.
Gwersyllt 2pm – 4pm Monday and Tuesday at Pending Park, Wednesday and Thursday at Bradley Fields. Friday at New Road, Summerhill.
Offa 2pm – 4pm Tuesday at Luke O’Connor House, Wednesday at Bryncabanau Playground, Thursday and Friday at Bellevue Park.
Rhos and Johnstown 2pm to 4pm Monday and Tuesday at Morton Circle, Wednesday at Bryn y Brain, Thursday and Friday in Ponciau Park.
Brymbo 11am to1pm Monday and Tuesday at Cheshire View, Wednesday at Miller Road, Thursday and Friday at Cae Merfyn, Tanyfron.
Rhosddu 11am to 1pm Monday at Garden Road, outside the Salvation Army, Tuesday at Ashfield Park, behind the Tennis Centre, Wednesday at the Village Green, Garden Village, in front of Wat’s Dyke School, Thursday and Friday at Prices Lane Skate Park.
The projects do not offer formal childcare and children may come and go as they choose. Playworkers also don’t have a responsibility to keep children on site and it is left up to parents/carers and their children to agree the arrangements between themselves.
“What if the weather’s bad?”
The projects aim to take advantage of all weather and make sure that there’s different opportunities to play regardless of the weather. But as it could get messy please make sure your child is in comfortable clothes that they’re allowed to get dirty.
“How do I register my child?”
It’s easy to register your child. Just fill in a registration form on your child’s first visit and give it to the playworker. You will be asked for information about your child such as emergency contact numbers.
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